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I was driving late night earlier this weekend and felt a Big Thud on my driver side front wheel. I figured I had hit some debris, pulled over, and took a look at the car. (I was already a half mile farther down the road and wasn't going to walk back to see what I had hit - if anything- see below).

I noticed that the porttion of the bumber that extends towards the tire had come loose. I pushed it back on and continued.

In teh daylight I looked more closely. It turns out that there's also a tear in the front of the plastic which _looks_ like it should be sealable with, well, something or another....

But far more importantly,. I've also lost the black, umm, "underskirt" I'd guess you'd call it, as well as the connecting plates that hooked between the bumper and the body.

It's possible that the Thud was one of them coming loose rather
than my hitting something.. I dunno, but the net result is I have to:

a: get the skirt and connecting plates (hopefully available either as new from Honda, or just maybe, maybe, used somewhere...), hook them in.

b: use something or another to glue/weld the torn area back together.

(The tire, fortunately, is fine, and there doesn't seem to be any damage to the Much More Expensive stuff down there).

Anyone have any experience to suggest?

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ABS pipe cement from the hardware store works for small repairs of most of the plastic parts. The black stuff, not the clear PVC cement.

Check where the loose part of the bumper meets the body. There are plastic tabs for screws that may have broken loose. You can glue them back with the ABS, at least if there's not much stress on the joint.
 

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james said:
ABS pipe cement from the hardware store works for small repairs of most of the plastic parts. The black stuff, not the clear PVC cement.

Check where the loose part of the bumper meets the body. There are plastic tabs for screws that may have broken loose. You can glue them back with the ABS, at least if there's not much stress on the joint.
- Thanks. The front bumper has a short tear in it which should
be gluable back. The plastic pins did come loose, but are staying
for now. (What are they called? They're pretty common in
the Insight and in other stuff).

The big problem is the missing underskirt from the very front
of the driver side bumper, and the attachment plate from
there to te body (and some fasteners).

I'll try to snap a picture....

Thanks again
 

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2005 Honda Insight 3 Door DX (A/C) KA 5MT Bumpers - HondaPartsNow.com
2005 Honda Insight 3 Door DX (A/C) KA 5MT Front Fenders

I was just this evening tightening up the screws on that point of the bumper that ends over the driver's tire. You have to pop a couple of fender clips and a few screws(mind what comes from where) and move the fender well shield back to expose the two bumper screws. The plastic grommet that the screw threads into had popped from its square hole. It seems to have snugged up.
I also discovered the leading edge of the strakes is held tight by a double stick tape. Need to get some of that.
 
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